Find Figure Flattering Dresses Fast
Looking for that perfect summer dress, one that’s figure flattering, stylish and easy on the wear?
In the midst of a blazing hot summer we’ve taken a moment to help you find the right dress for basically any season. After all, a dress is not only one of the easiest things you can wear, it also works as a comfortable foundational base come fall and winter.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to building a wardrobe chock full of sensational figure flattering dresses that will have you looking your best.
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Dress Styles to be on the look out for:
While an all-over print will have you keeping up with today’s print trend, looking for intelligently placed prints will also help boost your silhouette. Look for printed dresses that have genius optical effects such as gradient and ombre prints that are concentrated at the midsection to shrink the waist. Shapes that are nipped at the waist will also highlight the waist just the way you need.
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Consider the moments color-blocked panel trend a key asset when looking for body-con numbers as vertical panels can help create an hourglass figure.
Play with the omnipresent color-blocked trend as of late and keep an eye out for dresses that have strategically placed contrasts that will help the eye merge to key areas such as the waist.
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Go for a faux wrap dress as it will stay in place all day while adding extra coverage to your midsection.
Ruching at the waist and hip can never do you wrong as they are certain to sheath problem areas with textural interest.
A high waistline will almost always work to conceal your midsection to instantly make you look smaller at the waist.
Ditch shapeless boho maxi dresses and look for maxi’s that have a nipped waist as they will make you look taller while giving you a shape that’s destined to be flattering.
Photo: Tucker Resort 2013Published on July 30, 2012
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.